United Arab Emirates: World’s highest infinity pool unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The infinity pool is a world first for the United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates has unveiled the world’s highest, 360-degree, infinity pool – giving you a…

United Arab Emirates: World's highest infinity pool unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The infinity pool is a world first for the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates has unveiled the world’s highest, 360-degree, infinity pool – giving you a 360-degree panoramic view of everything below.

The luxury beachfront infinity pool at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is located next to the Palm Jumeirah.

As its name suggests, the pool is laid on a bed of jagged rocks on the beach, where you can swim away from the others, except when the sun goes down.

As the United Arab Emirates has the warmest summer on Earth, the pool is fitted with a special glass floor.

Beyond the glass, you can peek out at the crystal-clear sand and blue of the Arabian Gulf.

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Leaving the resort, you can walk to the Burj Al Arab, the world’s tallest building, or stay put on the beach for some more uninterrupted relaxation.

The pool is one of seven in the hotel, which overlooks the Arabian Gulf and has a rooftop restaurant, swimming pool and dining area.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ritz-Carlton Beach is home to a hot tub, as well as a beach bar and restaurant

It is also one of just two hotels in the world to have a saltwater pool, offering aquatic activities as well as a minimalist low-key atmosphere.

Although the hotel has been open since 2005, it is only just now that the infinity pool has been opened for business.

The pool comprises 279 square metres, which it has had specially designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the same designer behind London’s Aquatics Centre at the 2012 Olympic Games.

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